Remember the name: Rafael Payare
"The isle is full of noises... Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not"
The Tempest, Act III scene 2 ll 148-9
Finally got to see the 2nd SBSO/Dudamel concert stream, again from the South Bank Centre's website. The Esteban Benzecry work, Rituales Amerindios, was definitely in the "audience-friendly" category of new music, sort of a mash-up of Bartok, Stravinsky, and Golijov in various parts. It was amusing to hear Marshall Marcus talk about those influences as well, while bending over backwards not to criticize or talk the music down in any way. Goodness knows what he thought of it truly.
As also remarked in the recent BBC NOW thread with Thierry Fischer leading Richard Strauss' Eine Alpensinfonie, the work is always great fun to listen to, and it was so again here. The bass "growl" in the deep strings at the start was particularly striking to me. Likewise, excellent first horn player, as others have noted. It was also a droll treat to see Bryn Terfel stride on stage for the encore (happily avoiding injuring anyone with the prop spear). The catch with the video treatments is the same phenomenon that I've seen with the LA Phil HD-movie casts, namely a bit too much Dudamel and not enough of orchestra members, sometimes in important solo moments. But he's obviously the main draw and one can't fight that too much, in terms of visual presentation.